Categories and how they Work

Introduction

This Website concentrates on the history of Inner London which is made up of The City of London and 12 Inner London Boroughs. Each Webpage describes an Item in a separate blog. A small number of Items relate to Outer London Boroughs but only when they are close to the border of Inner London.

Items – Every Webpage describes what is called an Item which could be a place (like Tower Bridge) or something which extends over a larger area (like the Regent’s Canal).

Area of Study – All the Items described in the City of London are grouped under an area of study which is either a City ward or part of a City ward. Any Item described in the rest of Inner London is grouped under an area of study which is either a Metropolitan Borough or part of a Metropolitan Borough.

Sub-section – Some of the areas of study have smaller areas or buildings which are listed below them. For example, ‘/Sou-Bermondsey’ has ‘/London Bridge Station’, ‘/Rotherhithe’ and ‘/Tooley Street’ listed below it.

Overview – To help readers understand each Area of Study there is an Overview which is a separate Webpage giving a brief history of that Area of Study.

 

Finding the List of Categories

The Categories (down the right-hand side of every Webpage) allow the reader to move around the Website easily and find related blogs. Ideally, the long list under Categories would be more useful if it showed the list as small groups but that is not possible because the Categories list is built into the system. The result is that all the names are in the form of a long list. So, how does it all work?

Categories can be a little confusing at first glance. They are listed below and they are in the same order as the Categories list on the right of this and every Webpage. At the time of writing, they match that list exactly but, with time, more Categories will be added and the list will become even longer. However, the layout principles will remain the same.

The Categories list below has been divided into single or multiple groups and each one has accompanying notes (in PURPLE) to show that it is not really a long list but many areas of study.

 

Categories

Part 1 – Inner London Boroughs (and a few Outer London Boroughs)

Notes • The top part of the Categories (which is in alphabetical order) lists all the 12 Inner London Boroughs and explains which of the 28 old Metropolitan Boroughs they were formed from. In the list are also a few of the Outer London Boroughs – but only those that contain blogs appearing on this Website.

/Barking and Dagenham
• When the name appears in full, it indicates an Outer London Borough.

/Bexley
• Outer London Borough.

/Bromley
• Outer London Borough.

/Cam-Hampstead
/Cam-Holborn
/Cam-St Pancras
• London Borough of Camden. It has three areas of study were all the names of the original three Metropolitan Boroughs.

/City of London
/City-Aldgate
/City-Billingsgate
/City-Bishopsgate
–– /Leadenhall Market
/City-Broad Street
/City-Castle Baynard
/City-Cornhill
/City-Cripplegate
/City-Fleet Street
/City-Queenhithe
/City-Smithfield
/City-Tower
/City-Vintry
/City-Walbrook
• The City of London. Look carefully at the above list. At the top is ‘/City of London’ which lists all the general blogs about the City. Starting on the line below are 13 areas of study, all are made up from the wards. Notice that ‘/City-Bishopsgate’ has sub-section called ‘/Leadenhall Market’. A Sub-section can easily be recognised because they are shown as indented.

/Croydon
• Outer London Borough.

/Gre-Greenwich
––/Greenwich Wharves
/Gre-Woolwich
• Royal Borough of Greenwich. It has two areas of study which were both Metropolitan Boroughs. Notice that ‘/Gre-Greenwich’ also has a sub-sections.

/Hac-Hackney
/Hac-Shoreditch
/Hac-Stoke Newington
• London Borough of Hackney. It has three areas of study which were all Metropolitan Boroughs.

/Ham-Fulham
/Ham-Hammersmith
• London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. It has two areas of study which were both Metropolitan Boroughs.

/Isl-Finsbury
/Isl-Islington
• London Borough of Islington. It has two areas of study which were both Metropolitan Boroughs.

/Ken-Chelsea
/Ken-Kensington
• Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. It has two areas of study which were both Metropolitan Boroughs.

/Lam-Clapham
/Lam-Lambeth
–– /St Thomas’s Hospital
–– /Vauxhall
/Lam-Streatham
• London Borough of Lambeth. This is slightly unusual because it was formed from only one Metropolitan Borough (Lambeth) with two additional areas added (Clapham and Streatham). Notice that ‘/Lambeth’ also has sub-sections.

/Lew-Deptford
/Lew-Lewisham
–– /Blackheath
–– /Catford
–– /Forest Hill
–– /Lee
–– /Sydenham
• London Borough of Lewisham. It has two areas of study which were both Metropolitan Boroughs. Notice that ‘/Lew-Lewisham’ also has sub-sections.

/Merton
• Outer London Borough.

/Newham
• Outer London Borough.

/Sou-Bermondsey
–– /London Bridge Station
–– /Rotherhithe
–– /Tooley Street
/Sou-Camberwell
/Sou-Southwark
–– /Bankside
–– /Borough Market
• London Borough of Southwark. It has three areas of study which were all Metropolitan Boroughs. Notice that two of them have their own sub-sections.

/Sutton
• Outer London Borough.

/Thames
–– /Stairs (Water)
–– /Thames Views
• River Thames is an additional area of study to which any place beside the river – in other areas of study – also appears. There are also two sub-sections.

/Tow-Bethnal Green
/Tow-Poplar
–– /Bow
–– /Canary Wharf
–– /Isle of Dogs
––/ Poplar (A)
––/West India Docks
/Tow-Stepney
• London Borough of Tower Hamlets. It has three areas of study which were all Metropolitan Boroughs. Notice that ‘/Poplar’ has its own sub-sections.

/Wan-Battersea
/Wan-Wandsworth
• London Borough of Wandsworth. It has two areas of study which were both Metropolitan Boroughs.

/Wes-City of
/Wes-Paddington
/Wes-Piccadilly
–– /Hyde Park
–– /Knightsbridge
–– /Mayfair
–– /Soho
/Wes-St James
/Wes-St Marylebone
/Wes-Strand
/Wes-Westminster
/Wes-Whitehall
–– /Whitehall Palace
• The City of Westminster. At the top is ‘/Wes-City’ which lists all the general blogs about the City. Starting on the line below are seven areas of study. Notice that two of them have sub-groups. Of the seven areas of study, Paddington was once a Metropolitan Borough and St Marylebone was a Metropolitan Borough. The other five are parts of the old Metropolitan Borough of Westminster.

 

Part 2 – Other Categories

Notes • At the lower end of the Categories list are five main subjects – Common Items; London; People; Persons; and Subjects. Each one has its own explanation in purple.

COMMON ITEMS
Comm_Grand Surrey Canal
Comm_Great North Wood
Comm_London Bridge
Comm_Regent’s Canal
Comm_Roman Wall
Comm_Upper Thames Street
Comm_Victoria Embankment
• Common Items. The top line lists all the Common Items. Starting on the line below are names that apply to more than one area of study. For example ‘London Bridge’ has two ends so it related to two areas of study.
• There are anchor-blogs called ‘Grand Surrey Canal Route’, ‘Great North Wood’, ‘Regent’s Canal Route’, ‘Roman Wall’ and ‘Upper Thames Street Introduction’.

LONDON
Lon_Comment
Lon_London in 1891
Lon_Metropolitan London
Lon_Metropolitan London History
Lon_Mini-Lectures
Lon_Moment in Time
Lon_Overviews
Lon_Quick Look Around
Lon_Reminiscing
• London Topics. The top line lists general blogs about London. Starting on the line below are names that are all headings for various aspects of London. The names are self-explanatory.

PEOPLE
Peop_Jews in London
Peop_Saxons in London
Peop_Vikings in London
• The People relevant to London’s history. The top line lists all the People (meaning groups of people) relating to London. Starting on the line below are sub-sections.
• There are anchor-blogs called ‘Jews in London’, ‘Saxons in London’ and ‘Vikings in London’

PERSONS
Pers_Baird, John
Pers_Chaucer, Geoffrey
Pers_Wren, Christopher
• The Persons relevant to London’s history. The top line lists all the Persons (meaning individuals) relating to London. Starting on the line below are sub-sections.

SUBJECTS
Subj_Canals
Subj_Cemeteries
Subj_Christmas
Subj_Churchyards
Subj_Coaching Days
Subj_Hospitals
Subj_Maps of London
Subj_Markets
Subj_Milestones
Subj_Modern Buildings
Subj_Museums
Subj_Parish Markers
Subj_Prisons
Subj_Property Marks
Subj_Roman Roads
Subj_Squares
Subj_Toilet Buildings
• The top line lists Subjects related to London that have been covered in the blogs. Starting on the line below are sub-sections.

-ENDS-

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